Daboecia cantabrica (Huds.) K.Koch.
Fully-hardy, prostrate to erect shrub with lance-shaped leaves, lustrous above and silver-hairy beneath, and 10cm long racemes of rounded urn-shaped purple-pink flowers in summer and autumn. To 40cm. There are many garden varieties. [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers'].
Horticultural & Botanical History
In use as a garden plant since at least 1800, but probably much longer. [RHSD, PD, JD].
History at Camden Park
Only listed in the 1857 catalogue [T.372/1857].
Published Jan 09, 2009 - 10:46 AM | Last updated Jul 17, 2010 - 05:07 PM